Say hello to the Tucks. They look young but they’re not. Immortal people don’t tickle your fancy? Then what will? The Tuck family isn’t your normal everyday family, well if you would consider immortal families “normal” then yeah they are as normal as they come.
This particular family drank from the fountain of youth, but in this case it’s the spring of youth. The main character is named Winnie. One day after careful consideration Winnie ran away from home to become what she considers to be “free” but what happens is the opposite from “free” since she sees a 17 teen year old that considers himself to be 104 years old, drink from the spring of youth. What will happen? Only time will tell.
I didn’t get too attached to this storyline since for me the story was a bit dull. Winnie goes off discovering the things she always wanted to, but not the way she hoped.
I still recommend this book to all that love the thought of immortality and romance. This book is SCI-FI and with a hint of romance. The plot of this book was well planned out. I would rate this “Tuck Everlasting” 3 stars out of 5 stars.
Luke, Year 8.
“What we Tucks have, you can’t call it living. We just… are. We’re like rocks, stuck at the side of a stream”.
The Tuck family discovered the spring of water giving everlasting life, but is it a privilege or a curse? Even as Winnie is kidnapped she must consider this question, as she is a witness to a murder. The Tucks drank from a spring that is actually a fountain of youth. Until the end they will stay that age, look and height. The Tuck family and Winnie have kept the secret of the spring because they realised it would bring harm and chaos. Winnie is a girl who the Tucks met. She fell in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, who have the same feeling for her.
Winnie has everything a young girl could ever want, from a wealthy family to having all the clothes any girl could ever need. The Tucks will stay their age and never get older and change. All their friends will grow up and they won’t. The reason that Tuck Everlasting got its title is because the Tucks drank from the everlasting spring. The book is a romance story and isn’t really interesting for ages under 13 because it is about love and romance.
One day when Winnie was wandering through her wood she met this boy who she fell in love with. After Winnie has had a conversation with this boy, whose name is Jesse Tuck, Winnie finds herself being kidnapped by his mother and brother.
Winnie will have to make up her mind between when she turns seventeen staying that age forever so that they can be together or helping Jesse’s mum get out of jail for kidnapping Winnie.
I rate this book 6/10 because during the book you lose interest a bit because the book grabs your attention during the beginning and the end, but in the middle you lose interest a bit. Other than that ‘Tuck Everlasting’ may be recommended for you.
Maya, Year 8
People say you only live once but for the Tucks once if forever. The Tucks have discovered the fountain of youth letting them live forever but is this blessing or a curse?
‘Tuck Everlasting’ is a story about a family that stumbles upon a spring, but the Tucks did not know what power the spring posessed. So as they drank the water they were granted everlasting life. Unknowingly and in order to conceal their secret, they must travel the countryside, never staying at one place for too long.
Winnie Foster is a young wealthy girl who wants her freedom desperately and ends up running away. She meets Jesse Down at the fountain of youth drinking the water. Winnie goes to drink some water from the fountain of youth but Jesse stops her. Jesse’s mother and brother, the three Tucks, grab Winnie and start running. The Tucks take her back to their house and tell Winnie their story, and Winnie promises to keep her mouth shut about the whole thing. As Winnie travels with the Tucks she falls in love with Jesse Tuck. The Tucks are endearing, heartwarming and truly amazing people. But the story can’t always be about happiness. There is also a villain who wants to drink from the fountain of youth and live forever.
The book is an amazing story with life lessons around every corner. I recommend this book to ages from 14 to 18 who love to read love stories with action and adventure. This book is truly a great read. Austin N. Year 8
“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about people, it’s that many will do anything not to die.” (Mr Tuck)
The Tuck family was just your ordinary family, until they had a drink from the spring. Now they will live forever. Winnie’s life was ordinary and boring with her mum wanting her to be a proper lady, until she met Jessie Tuck and his family. But someone’s looking for the Tucks, trying to uncover their secret.
Set in a little village of Treegap, Tuck Everlasting is an inspiring love story about a little girl that goes missing and finds true love that could never work.
The worldwide best-selling classic by Natalie Babbit, Tuck Everlasting is an amazing book. I would recommend. It is a quick read for teenagers or a decent book for 10- 12 year olds who concentrate on their reading and are good at it. It is a great book that holds suspense in every page you turn.
I liked this book a lot. The only bad point is at the beginning it’s a little hard to understand, but other than that the book is amazing. Depending on what kind of mind you have this book could be rated as many genres: if you have an adventure kind of mind, this book might seem like an adventure story, but if you are into love stories then this is a love story for you. It depends on how you read this book. It is very interesting and suits many people.
If you liked reading Tuck Everlasting it has also been made into a movie by Walt Disney pictures and, like the book, it’s amazing.
‘A fearsome and beautifully written book that can’t be put down or forgotten.’The New Yorker
‘Intense and powerful, exciting and poignant, Tuck Everlasting will last for ever – in the reader’s imagination.’ Amazon.com
Erin T. Year 8